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The importance of ologoelements in dialysis fluids and in dialysis patients

Research activity

Code Science Field Subfield
3.07.00  Medical sciences  Metabolic and hormonal disorders   
oligoelements, tap water, water after softening, haemodialysis fluid, dialysis concentrates, peritoneal dialysis fluid, serum, bones
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Researchers (4)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Role Period No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  01971  MSc Miha Benedik  Metabolic and hormonal disorders  Researcher  1998 - 1999  250 
2.  10582  PhD Ingrid Falnoga  Neurobiology  Researcher  1998 - 1999  344 
3.  08314  PhD Radmila Milačič  Control and care of the environment  Head  1998 - 1999  802 
4.  18359  PhD Janez Ščančar  Control and care of the environment  Researcher  1998 - 1999  677 
Organisations (2)
no. Code Research organisation City Registration number No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  0106  Jožef Stefan Institute  Ljubljana  5051606000  90,724 
2.  0312  University Medical Centre Ljubljana  Ljubljana  5057272000  77,465 
In twelve dialysis centers in Slovenija systematic monitoring of Al and some other ologoelements in tap water, water after softening, water after reverse osmosis and in dialysis fluids is going on. The sampling is performed twice per year and of dialysis concentrates periodically. If higher concentrations of oligoelements are found in dialysis fluids the reasons for their appearance are eliminated in order to ensure the noraml status again. The exposure to oligoelements is studied in dialysis patients. The results of measurements in the particular blood fractions and in bones are comapred to the content of oligoelements in spent and fresh dialysis fluids. Special care is devoted to development of analytical procedures for reliable determination of oligoelements in biological samples by flame and electrotehrmal atomic absorption spectrometry. The efficiency of various procedures for sample decomposition (acid digestion in Parr bombs, microwave digestion) is studied and the possibilities for direct determination of oligoelements in some biological samples e.g. peritoneal dialysis fluids is investigated.
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